Archivos de Zootecnia
versión impresa ISSN 0004-0592
OKON, B.; IBOM, L.A. y ODIDO, E.E.. Reproductive performance and EGG quality traits of crossbreeding between two strains of snails. Arch. zootec. [online]. 2011, vol.60, n.229, pp.153-156. ISSN 0004-0592. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0004-05922011000100020.
Forty five snails (Archachatina marginata saturalis ) of each strain (black and white skinned) were distributed into three groups on the basis of body weight: I: 40-44 g; II: 45-49 g and III: 50-54 g. Ten black skinned snails from each group were randomly selected and were individually mated with other ten white skinned snails from each group for twelve weeks. Crossing between the two types of snails is possible and its reproductive parameters are similar to those of pure lines. The body weight did not affect any of reproductive parameters evaluated.
Palabras clave : Heliciculture; Archachatina marginata saturalis.